Yuzu emulates Nintendo's Switch

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/15/yuzu-emulates-nintendos-swit.html


It’s crazy to me seeing current gen emulators. Interesting but I’m trying to imagine what kind of hardware you’d need to emulate that custom Tegra.

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I know the Switch is NVidia hardware. The pro controller can also be made to work with an adapter like the Magic NS. I’d think the NVidia Shield would be the best bet.


Who knows? Depending on how crazy they really are for the switch, some programmer might pull out some emu-magic and make it work.

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At this time, yuzu does not run any commercial Switch games. yuzu can boot some games, to varying degrees of success, but does not implement any of the necessary GPU features to render 3D graphics.

Well, it can kinda sorta run a few games, but obviously graphics-intensive stuff like Breath of the Wild really suffers without 3D rendering, as you can see here.



There is a Wii U emulator able to run the newest Zelda game: http://cemu.info/


Oh man, that’s some serious nostalgia. When I was a kid, I used to have dreams of all the rocks and buildings looking like that.

There always seem to be current gen emulators. But they don’t tend to get stable or workable until the systems they emulate aren’t current gen anymore. They’re never worth getting into when they’re still new. Unless you’ve got an interest in building them or testing out some monster PC you’ve build.

Last I tried it out it was just this side of playable. Still a really low frame rate without something new and powerful to play it on. Getting there though. I think there were some AMD specific issues that were slowing down though. Haven’t checked if they’ve been solved yet.

There’s a whackload of crazy mods out there that I presume are being run in an emulator.


For a Christmas experiment to myself I picked up an old PSP from ebay that was still in great shape. The plan was to tear out the guts and drop a Raspberry Pi / Retropie setup in.

I stopped that pretty quickly once I saw how well existing emulators worked - I have games running from every platform up to N64 and PSX.

Serious props to those smart enough to reverse engineer the software!


That looks terrible.

Not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Treacherous as the sea! Stronger than the foundations of the earth!


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